The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Friday, June 07, 2013


THE BEST IN HERITAGE 2013, 19-21 September, Dubrovnik

The Best in Heritage is an annual survey of award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects. Organised in partnership with Europa Nostra and under special patronage of International Council of Museums, it is supported by The City of Dubrovnik and Croatian Ministry of Culture.

The conference offers an overview of the best from the field of museums and heritage. Twenty-four projects awarded in 2012 from all over the world will present their success stories. Presenters will elaborate on the creative and innovative approach which earned them an award, will interact with the audience and take part in moderated discussions.

Participants have a unique opportunity to get inspired by many acclaimed experts and acquire insight into contemporary trends and tendencies. The gathering is ideal for networking, establishing contacts and discussing potential collaborations. In addition to inspiring array of best practices, the programme features rich social and cultural content, all taking place in the Renaissance city core of Dubrovnik.

For the full 2013 Programme: here

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